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Okay, I got my Talas RL pushed and upgraded to an RLC. Now, I got more knobs than I know what to do with... :)

I'd appreciate if somebody could give me some hints as to what knob does what. If that's important, I weigh 160 before suiting up and use 90 psi in the fork.
 

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First of all, 90 psi sounds like a lot. Check your sag. Target should be around 25% (+/- 5% depending on preference). I'm a bit heavier than you and only use about 60 psi. Now the red rebound knob is the same function but improved. You may want run a bit more because it's now just slow/mid speed adjustment and high speed is internally preset. The blue dial at the bottom of the top cap is the slow speed compression damping adjust. More damping means less dive and bottom out and less damping is better for small bump sensitivity. I use about 2 clicks from minimum. The lockout mechanism is replace with the far more useful platform. The lever turns the platform on and off and the blue knob at the bottom adjust the platform threshold. Higher threshold for less bob, and lower threshold for quicker response. Turn the platform off (lever forward) for full butter plush mode.
 

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Homebrew said:
First of all, 90 psi sounds like a lot. Check your sag. Target should be around 25% (+/- 5% depending on preference). I'm a bit heavier than you and only use about 60 psi. Now the red rebound knob is the same function but improved. You may want run a bit more because it's now just slow/mid speed adjustment and high speed is internally preset. The blue dial at the bottom of the top cap is the slow speed compression damping adjust. More damping means less dive and bottom out and less damping is better for small bump sensitivity. I use about 2 clicks from minimum. The lockout mechanism is replace with the far more useful platform. The lever turns the platform on and off and the blue knob at the bottom adjust the platform threshold. Higher threshold for less bob, and lower threshold for quicker response. Turn the platform off (lever forward) for full butter plush mode.
Thanks for the thorough explanation. I'll try this out tonight, starting with the sag/pressure. Can't wait to try it out.
 

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zorg said:
Okay, I got my Talas RL pushed and upgraded to an RLC. Now, I got more knobs than I know what to do with... :)

I'd appreciate if somebody could give me some hints as to what knob does what. If that's important, I weigh 160 before suiting up and use 90 psi in the fork.
What homebrew said....

Also, go to PUSH's site (http://www.pushindustries.com/) and check out their tuning guides under the support area. It will give you some basics on getting started. Everyone's ideal setup will be slightly different, but this will at least get you in the ballpark.
 

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Homebrew said:
First of all, 90 psi sounds like a lot. Check your sag. Target should be around 25% (+/- 5% depending on preference). I'm a bit heavier than you and only use about 60 psi. Now the red rebound knob is the same function but improved. You may want run a bit more because it's now just slow/mid speed adjustment and high speed is internally preset. The blue dial at the bottom of the top cap is the slow speed compression damping adjust. More damping means less dive and bottom out and less damping is better for small bump sensitivity. I use about 2 clicks from minimum. The lockout mechanism is replace with the far more useful platform. The lever turns the platform on and off and the blue knob at the bottom adjust the platform threshold. Higher threshold for less bob, and lower threshold for quicker response. Turn the platform off (lever forward) for full butter plush mode.
Quick update. 90 psi was indeed way too much. I think I'm down to 60 or so now. I haven't played with all the adjustments yet, but I really enjoy the "new" fork. Less dive, more sensitivity, it's really neat. I started using the platform valving on those long climbs and it works well, although I think my threshold is set a bit too low. I need a few more rides to fully appreciate the improvements, but so far, I'm pretty happy with the upgrade.
 

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What homebrew said....

Also, go to PUSH's site (http://www.pushindustries.com/) and check out their tuning guides under the support area. It will give you some basics on getting started. Everyone's ideal setup will be slightly different, but this will at least get you in the ballpark.
Jimmy from Push yesterday regarding the tuning guide. Right now all they have on their website is a sag guide not the tuning guide that we have all be patiently waiting for. Though if you do have questions concerning the set up/ tuning of your Push'd shock/fork I would recommend calling them... they are real cool.
 
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